Birdseye Maple Wood Floors.
Birdseye Maple is the name for a figured grain pattern that resembles tiny swirly eyes. Most notable in Hard Maple, Birdseye grain is also found in Red Maple, Yellow Birch, and a few other woods. Our select Birdseye Maple floors are milled exclusively from Hard Maple lumber that exhibits this grain. The cause of this grain is not known. Birdseye Maple is rare, and it is highly sought after for use in veneers, furniture, and woodworking. While not usually available in large quantities, it can make stunning accent pieces or flooring for smaller areas.
Hard Maple, aka Sugar Maple, is perhaps best known as the tree whose sap is boiled to make maple syrup. Hard Maple also has excellent resistance to abrasion and wear, making it ideal wood flooring for high traffic areas. This is why Hard Maple is the wood of choice for cutting boards and gymnasium floors. The wood of the northern Hard Maple tree exhibits a tight grain (the result of a shorter growing season) which helps make your floor even more durable.